I was playing around with my camera and my knitting a while back -- one of my favorite combinations of playthings. A little crazy with the counting and re-counting and counting again sometimes (sometimes I kind of drive myself nuts), I attached small split-ring stitch markers for every 10 rows of knitting and used a BIG one at 100. I liked the "landscape."
I love, love, love my point-and-shoot Sony DSC-S85, but I'm ready for a big-girl camera -- a DSLR. My finger's been hovering over a few Buy-It-Now buttons recently and I'm reading, reading, reading -- Sony (because they're terrific and I'm loyal) or Canon (because they're really terrific, too), Sony or Canon, Sony or Canon... or Nikon -- still having difficulty deciding which "it" it should be. And really, I can't justify a leap into this territory without a plan to "make it work," which means moonlighting as a photographer -- this is where it starts to get a little daydreamy, but then I think too much and begin to worry and I slip into a little bit of a nightmare. This isn't something I woke up thinking about yesterday, though, it's been on my mind in varying degrees for a few years now. It just takes some believing, a little bit of faith -- in myself and in the big bad world. And darn it, I'm determined to make my way past SOME of these little demons in my life. Eventually.
Speaking of which... Yes, I am still going to school. I have only one class this semester and it's going very, very well. I never knew I could get a paper returned with so many marks and notes and scribbles and still get an "A." I have lots to learn.
I was trying to remember the name of a book about the secret language of knitters to tell Brenda about over the weekend and... it's called The Secret Language of Knitters! Um, yeah. Actually, I think Brenda was wondering more about the secret language of bloggers, but if you're talking about KNIT-blogging, then there's bound to be plenty of overlap and intermingling with the secret language of knitters.
Not so secret is Jody's announcement of her new Knotions magazine. Jody's knitting and good sense and wonderful eye and attention to everything that matters about construction is why this is so exciting. Take the reader's survey and let her know what you'd like to see in Knotions.
And today, Brett Favre has broken my heart a little bit. I'm excited for the future, but this was another little dream that I didn't want to end.